In the United States, Bo Jackson is revered as one of the country’s greatest ever athletes. He broke no world records and is in no Hall of Fame, yet those who saw him simultaneously in the NFL and MLB still spread his legend.
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Tuesday 22 March 2011
San Francisco Giants star stands accused of perjury over 2007 claim that he had never taken steroids
Tuesday 22 March 2011
It's an old and often angry debate: during a national tragedy with thousands displaced, a nation traumatised and bodies still being counted, should athletes retire from the field in respectful silence – or play on? Japan's most popular sport has become the latest casualty of the country's worst disaster since the Second World War after baseball officials postponed the start of the season in one of the two professional leagues.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Stella McCartney opened the proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday, choosing as her location the Opera Garnier.
Friday 04 March 2011
A 14-year-old girl has run away from home and may be with a man she met on the internet, police said today.
Friday 18 February 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
To millions of teenagers, Zac Efron means just one thing: High School Musical, in which he plays Troy Bolton, East High School heartthrob.
Monday 27 December 2010
Bob Feller was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. In his 20-years career with the Cleveland Indians, he won 266 games and struck out 2,581 batters in an era when strike-outs were harder to come by.
Friday 19 November 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
The Texas Rangers vowed to make the best use of home-turf advantage after being humiliated by the San Francisco Giants 9-0 in Game Two on Thursday evening to fall 2-0 behind in the best-of-seven World Series.
Friday 29 October 2010
The opening game of the World Series was supposed to be a pitching duel, but batters ruled as the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 11-7 to take an early lead in the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night.
Friday 20 August 2010
Baseball great Roger Clemens, one of the best pitchers in the sport's history, was indicted yesterday on a series of charges related to lying to the US Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Thursday 19 August 2010
For most students of history, the "shot heard around the world" is either the one at Concord, Massachusetts in 1775 that started the American War of Independence, or the one that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. But for baseball fans it means something else: the most famous home run of all, hit by Bobby Thomson to win the National League pennant for the New York Giants in 1951.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
George Steinbrenner, the long-time owner of the New York Yankees and one of the most colourful and controversial figures in US sport died in Florida yesterday. Media reports said Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month, suffered a massive heart attack at his home in Tampa and was rushed to hospital.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
For the first time since it began televising sumo tournaments 57 years ago, Japan's public broadcasting network has decided not to screen the upcoming competition live because of an illegal gambling scandal.
Friday 04 June 2010
Sport is rarely short of a hard luck story but there can have been few to match that of Armando Galarraga, a journeyman pitcher from the Detroit Tigers who had his moment of moments snatched from him by an official's grievous error. The perfect game is achieved by few – just 20 in 135 years of Major League history, although oddly two have been thrown this season already – and Galarraga was on the verge of adding his name to the list when Jim Joyce, the first-base umpire, denied the 28-year-old Venezuelan the all-important final out.
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